Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette – Review, Photos & Swatches
Matte eyeshadows has always been my fave. As much as I love satin & shimmery finishes I believe that Matte shades are the easiest to pull of. That’s why when I saw this palette, I know I HAD TO get it for myself. I know I have something similar, which is the Viseart Palette, but I don’t use majority of the shades there. I only use the lighter ones. Perhaps that palette is really suitable for makeup artists. That’s why I sold it and got this one instead. Anyway, I never regretted that decision. There’s not a single shade in this palette that I don’t use. Nada.
Product Claims/Descriptions according to Tarte Website:
Product Performance: Tarte is introducing an all matte eyeshadow palette featuring 12 never-before-seen shades to inspire, celebrate and empower real women to take on the day with confidence. The name says it all – this sleek, statement palette is all about the tartelette and features tarte’s signature Amazonian clay-infused, longwear eyeshadow in rich matte shades that are as beautifully diverse as the brand’s loyal fans.
• Amazonian clay: nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear
• vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and antioxidant
• mineral pigments: soothe and soften skin
Out of all the palettes that I own, this has my favorite packaging. It feels so classy and expensive, and despite its finish, it’s not as “fingerprint-magnet” as I thought. The palette comes in a gold and purple compact with a large mirror ideal for traveling. It also snaps securely when you close it so you don’t have to worry about it creating a lot of mess in your travel kit. Apart from the palette, it also came with an instruction card, offering you two eye look inspirations using the palette.
The palette comes in 12 all-matte shades ranging from yellow toned neutrals to mauvey/cool-toned neutrals. If you notice each of these shades are arranged by rows. You can pull off three obvious looks by using them following their arrangement, or you can always use whatever shade you like. If you love neutrals, or if you’re just a beginner in makeup and you would like to invest in a good all matte, neutral eyeshadow palette, then go for this one. You will be able to use all of the colors and you can create tons of eye looks.
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Each of these shades are very pigmented and they have a rich color payoff. They’re smooth and buttery to the touch. Though I noticed that the lighter ones seemed to be a bit powdery than the others but all of these shades are very easy to work with. You can either use your brush or your fingers in applying and blending these shadows. I also didn’t experience any fallouts nor were they chalky. All in all, I find that this palette is one of my most used products especially when I’m in a hurry. No muss, no fuss.
These shadows lasted on me for more than 6 hours without a primer. They never creased nor did they fade before the said time. They lasted longer with a primer of course, but I’m truly impressed by their staying power even without one. Though I always prefer to use a base or primer not only for the longevity but also to add more vibrancy to each shade. As I said earlier, each shade is very easy to work with and none of them gave me problems.
As mentioned, these shadows are infused with Amazonian clay to promote longevity, Vitamin E that acts as anti-inflammatory & as a natural preservative and mineral pigments to soothe and soften skin. Despite this, the product does not have any particular scent.
Overall, I really am in love with this eyeshadow palette and I’ve been using it ever since I got it. If you’re not in to mattes then you might not enjoy it but if you’re like me who enjoys matte shadows every once in a while then this one is definitely for you. Of course I still use satin/shimmery shades from time to time but I still use this to blend those shades. This, for me is such a versatile palette. You can get away with using it alone or you can mix and match it with any other shades.
• Product Name | Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette
• Price | Php 2,500 • Contains | 1.50g / 0.053oz x 12 shadows
• Avalability | Not available locally but I got it from Makeupyourmindstore at Instagram
How about you? What’s your favorite eyeshadow palette? Do you like mattes? What’s your favorite all-matte eysahdow palette? Do you have this palette? What are your thoughts about this palette. Let me know.